Food and Plate

Houston Chef Recipes

Some of Houston's top culinary minds who give tours to their favorite places have shared these fantastic recipes. Try them at home, or go check out the real deal at their restaurants! 

Texas Creole Crawfish Boil

Chef Danny Trace- Executive Chef at Potente
Brennans shares their secret to the perfect Cajun crawfish boil. Get ready to invite your friends because crawfish are best shared in groups.

Butternut Squash Soup

Chef Randy Evans-Director/Chef of Restaurants at HEB Headquarters
"A lot of people miss Houston's rich history-homegrown and immigrant-because they stay  in their own little bubble and don't really  know what their city has to offer."

Bycatch and Local Fish Ceviche

Chris Shepherd- Owner/Executive Chef at Underbelly Hospitality
"There are actually very few people living in Houston that are originally from here, so we have access to so many cultures-things to see and things to taste. People need to take advantage of that."

Gulf Snapper with Squash Blossom Pesto

Ryan Pera- Chef/Owner at Agricole Hospitality
"The diversity of regional foods is one of the many things that makes Houston a great city. I'm always exploring."

Flautas de Pollo

Hugo Ortega- Chef/Owner at H-Town Restaurant Group
"Houston has an ‘open door policy.' It has welcomed me-and many others-with its arms outstretched. It is rich with ethnic urban markets, shops and eateries. Many Mexican products are available here, so it feels like home."

Strawberry Pie

Rebecca Masson- Owner/Pastry Chef at Fluff Bake Bar
"Houston has an amazingly diverse ethnic food culture. I love discovering all that this city has to offer. It always brings me inspiration."

Vegetable Quinoa Salad

Chef Monica Pope- Chef/Owner at Sparrow Bar + Cookshop 
"We always say that it's the people that make 
Houston what it is. Small restaurant owners 
are the people that make Houston."